Nurturing U: Self care campaign
We encourage students to be kind and to take care of themselves. Self Care is important as it can help with self-esteem, stress management and overall wellbeing. It’s often neglected or something we don’t do enough of.
It’s about looking after your mind, being kind to yourself, and doing something you enjoy.
We hope that the information and resources here will encourage you to incorporate self care into your everyday routine leading to a happier and healthier you.
Let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are aware of additional resources that can help support students.
Hobby and skill entries
Great outdoors entries
The benefits of self care not only help improve our own wellbeing but help us to support others.
Mental health and self-care for young people
Mind: mental health problems - how can I help myself
Student Minds: Looking after your mental wellbeing
10 Keys to Happier Living
5 ways to wellbeing
There are many health benefits to connecting with nature.
It doesn’t resolve everything but connecting with your surroundings can be very grounding and even soothing. Whether you step into an urban landscape or the different areas on campus. There is always something new to notice by looking where you wouldn’t normally look or stopping and just taking a moment to take stock.
Nottingham based walks
Walks in Nottingham
University Park Gardens Guide and Tree Walk
Rock around the campus: A geology walk through University Park
The historic houses of University Park
A winter tree walk in University Park
Student City Guide to Nottingham- Top 10 things to do
Outdoor leisure interest list
NHS Forest-growing forests for health
Simple steps to start gardening
Get to know the birds in your patch with the Big Garden Birdwatch
British tree identification online
Nature and mental health
Nature relaxation videos
3 Outdoor Mindfulness activities to do in Nature
How to make duck food
Bring the outdoors inside
This short guide deals with indoor house plants
Looking after your house plants
Guide to window boxes
Bring the outdoors inside through nature videos
Random acts of kindness
By helping others, we actually help ourselves too. Lending a hand can not only boost our mental health, but may also lead to a longer life.
Random acts of kindness ideas
50 random acts of kindness
Physical activity and your mental health
Mental Health Foundation
Guidance on NHS
UoN Sport Health and Wellbeing Home (free online workouts/nutrition info/ relaxation etc)
Get active with a disability
Learn how to dance at home
Passion for dancing
Managing Stress and anxiety during the pandemic (and beyond)
Ten ways to live mindfully and manage self-care during the pandemic
Living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty
How to respond effectively to the Corona crisis
Strategies for managing anxiety
How to change the way you think to help manage stress and anxiety
Finding calm in a stressed-out world
How to stay calm under pressure
NHS Self- help booklets
University Counselling Service podcasts
Address Your Stress Resources from Mental Health first Aid England
Nurture your mind
Mindfulness and Meditation
Mindfulness and meditation apps
Free guided meditation/talks
Guided meditation tracks to help build resilience
Soundscapes of wellbeing
Read a good book
Reading Well@UoN Libraries: Books and resources to improve your health and wellbeing
17 Best Sites to Download Free Books in 2020
Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks
Listen to a podcast
Wired 41 of the best podcasts for curious minds
Nurture your faith
SU Faith based Societies
Virtually visit a museum or gallery
Google arts and culture
The Great Big Art Exhibition
Find a new hobby
Using lockdown to find a new hobby
Mood and food
What we eat can affect how we feel and how we feel affects what we choose to eat. Maintaining good levels of serotonin - a brain chemical that regulates mood, will help your mood.
HealthyU eat well
Food and mood video
Food and Mood
Depression and diet
Get portion wise – how much do need?
Plant based diet
One thing you can do day after day is some self care around your sleep. Sleep is important because it enables the body to repair and be fit and ready for another day.
How to get to sleep
Mental Health Foundation: How to sleep better guide.
Self-care for sleep
How to cope with sleep problems
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